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Grace Neville signs new contract, extending London City Lionesses stay to five seasons

London City Lionesses is thrilled to announce that New Zealand international Grace Neville has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the Pride.

Grace Neville, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)
Grace Neville, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)

The London-born defender arrived at Princes Park ahead of the Club’s inaugural season, making 53 appearances in all competitions since joining from Arsenal.

Neville, a key member of the squad that fought for promotion last term, switched her international allegiance to New Zealand in January and has since made four appearances for the Football Ferns.

"I'm very excited to be back at London City," explained the 23-year-old.

"The Club has a lot of unfinished business in the league, we have very high ambitions, and we've got the right people coming through the door in terms of coaching staff. I'm very excited to work with Carolina [Morace] and Nicola [Williams].

"Their philosophy and style of coaching is very technical, which is what I think the league lacks. Having been here for five seasons, [signing a new contract] feels like coming home."

Neville returned to preseason earlier this week and has already made an impression on First Team Assistant Coach Nicola Williams.

"Grace is one of those players who really plays for the team," said the Australian.

"It's really important that she has come back for another season because she really wants to make sure that we push for some of the objectives that she has been aiming for over the last couple of seasons.

"In addition to helping the team improve, one of our priorities is developing and producing national team players, so it's very positive for us to have Grace back."


Don't miss out on an electrifying match at our home opener on Sunday 3 September versus Watford.

Witness an adrenaline-packed showdown as the Pride tackle their Barclays Women's Championship rivals in an exhilarating clash at Princes Park.



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